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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/4] arch: introduce memremap()
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On Saturday 30 May 2015 14:39:48 Dan Williams wrote:
> On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> > On Saturday 30 May 2015, Dan Williams wrote:
> >>
> >> +/*
> >> + * memremap() is "ioremap" for cases where it is known that the resource
> >> + * being mapped does not have i/o side effects and the __iomem
> >> + * annotation is not applicable.
> >> + */
> >> +
> >> +static inline void *memremap(resource_size_t offset, size_t size)
> >> +{
> >> + return (void __force *) ioremap(offset, size);
> >> +}
> >> +
> >> +static inline void *memremap_nocache(resource_size_t offset, size_t size)
> >> +{
> >> + return (void __force *) ioremap_nocache(offset, size);
> >> +}
> >> +
> >> +static inline void *memremap_cache(resource_size_t offset, size_t size)
> >> +{
> >> + return (void __force *) ioremap_cache(offset, size);
> >> +}
> >> +
> >
> > There are architectures on which the result of ioremap is not necessarily
> > a pointer, but instead indicates that the access is to be done through
> > some other indirect access, or require special instructions. I think implementing
> > the memremap() interfaces is generally helpful, but don't rely on the
> > ioremap implementation.
>
> Is it enough to detect the archs where ioremap() does return an
> otherwise usable pointer and set ARCH_HAS_MEMREMAP, in the first take
> of this introduction? Regardless, it seems that drivers should have
> Kconfig dependency checks for archs where ioremap can not be used in
> this manner.

Yes, that should work.

> > Adding both cached an uncached versions is also dangerous, because you
> > typically get either undefined behavior or a system checkstop when a
> > single page is mapped both cached and uncached at the same time. This
> > means that doing memremap() or memremap_nocache() on something that
> > may be part of the linear kernel mapping is a bug, and we should probably
> > check for that here.
>
> Part of the reason for relying on ioremap() was to borrow its internal
> checks to fail attempts that try to remap ranges that are already in
> the kernel linear map. Hmm, that's a guarantee x86 ioremap gives, but
> maybe that's not universal?

I haven't seen that check elsewhere. IIRC what ioremap() guarantees on ARM
is that if there is an existing boot-time mapping (similar to x86 fixmap,
but more commonly used), we use the same flags in the new ioremap and
override the ones that are provided by the caller.

Arnd


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